HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Devon & Dartmoor HER Result
Devon & Dartmoor HERPrintable version | About Devon & Dartmoor HER | Visit Devon & Dartmoor HER online...

See important guidance on the use of this record.

If you have any comments or new information about this record, please email us.


HER Number:MDV43363
Name:North and South Embankments

Summary

North and South Embankments were built during the 1880s, and extended to the north from Vavasours slip to the Higher Ferry in 1930. It was widened and raised by six metres in 1986.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 878 514
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishST.SAVIOURS

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/248

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • EMBANKMENT (Built, XIX - 1880 AD to 1889 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

North and South Embankments shown from the Torbay Paint Works to the Kingswear Ferry.


Ordnance Survey, 1930 - 1939, Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV336668.

North and South Embankments shown from the Dartmouth Steam Ferry at Sandquay Road to the Kingswear Lower Ferry (Vehicular) at the north end of Bayard's Cove. Map object based on this source.


Devon County Council, 1975, Dartmouth - Walk about in the Conservation Area & Exploring Dartmouth and Kingswear, 35 (Article in Monograph). SDV352452.

The river frontage was once a series of quays until the Victorian embankment was constructed.


Martin, M., 1980, Changes in the waterfront of Dartmouth 1000 to 1970, 129-36 (Article in Serial). SDV337580.

North and South Embankments in Dartmouth were constructed during the 1880s. Much of the the backfilling was dredged from the shoal off Kittery Point in Kingswear. The North Embankment was extended north from Vavasours slip to the Higher Ferry in 1930.


Weddell, P. J. + Turton, S. D., 1992, Preliminary Archaeological Assessment of Dartmouth Sewage Treatment Works, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV176861.

The embankment was extended further into the river and raised by 6 metres to prevent flooding at spring tides. The work was completed in 1986.


Smart, I. H., 1995, Dartmouth Industry and Banking: The Story from 1795 to 1925, 1-2 (Monograph). SDV341551.

Warehouses backed by domestic dwellings were situated along Lower Street before the Embankment was built in 1885.


Freeman, R., 1995, The History of the Castle Hotel Dartmouth, 23 (Pamphlet). SDV340278.

The building of the new embankment and the creation of the boat float was completed in 1885.


Horner, W., 1996, The Embankment, Dartmouth (Worksheet). SDV341499.

The Embankment at Dartmouth was built out with ramps during World War II between the double steps and Coronation Park. This enabled vehicles to board US Landing Ship Tanks prior to and during the D-Day campaign. Slips at the Embankment are recorded on Royal Air Force Aerial Photograph of 1946.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Map object based on this source.


Waterhouse, R., Unknown, Dartmouth Conservation Area: Archaeology, 10 (Un-published). SDV355585.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV176861Report - Assessment: Weddell, P. J. + Turton, S. D.. 1992. Preliminary Archaeological Assessment of Dartmouth Sewage Treatment Works. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 92.56. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336668Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1930 - 1939. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Fourth Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV337580Article in Serial: Martin, M.. 1980. Changes in the waterfront of Dartmouth 1000 to 1970. The Mariner's Mirror. 66. Unknown. 129-36.
SDV340278Pamphlet: Freeman, R.. 1995. The History of the Castle Hotel Dartmouth. Dartmouth History Research Group Papers. 14. A5 Paperback. 23.
SDV341499Worksheet: Horner, W.. 1996. The Embankment, Dartmouth. Defence of Britain Project. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV341551Monograph: Smart, I. H.. 1995. Dartmouth Industry and Banking: The Story from 1795 to 1925. 18. A4 Stapled + Digital. 1-2.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV352452Article in Monograph: Devon County Council. 1975. Dartmouth - Walk about in the Conservation Area & Exploring Dartmouth and Kingswear. Devon Town Trails: European Architectural Heritage Year. Paperback Volume. 35.
SDV355585Un-published: Waterhouse, R.. Unknown. Dartmouth Conservation Area: Archaeology. Digital. 10.

Associated Monuments

MDV53841Related to: Dartmouth Boat Float (Monument)
MDV56231Related to: Slipways to the east of Coronation Park (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Nov 26 2014 10:29AM